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Karen N. (Kauppi) LeBlanc


MARBLE FALLS, Texas - Karen N. (Kauppi) LeBlanc, 72, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Marble Falls.

Karen was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Ironwood, Mich., a daughter of Walter and Margaret (Rowe) Kauppi, and attended the Ironwood area schools. Karen was known as a wonderful singer. She enjoyed reading, writing, listening to music and caring for her cats. She also loved birds, flowers and plants.

Karen grew up in Ironwood, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She then enjoyed time in California, New Hampshire and finally settled in the Texas hill country.

She was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her mother, Margaret (Rowe) Kauppi; her sister, Cristine (Kauppi) Wolff and husband, Bruce Northup; her two children, Adam LeBlanc and fiancé, Jennifer Cerney and his children, Bradley and Erica LeBlanc, and Tracey (LeBlanc) Collins and husband Jake Collins and their four children, Jackie and Brendan Collins and Katherine and Michael Coble.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Kauppi.

The family would like to thank Mary Christian who provided assistance and friendship over the past few years. They would also like to thank the entire staff at Granite Mesa Nursing Home in Marble Falls for the wonderful care, concern and personal attention they provided Karen and her family.

A private ceremony is being planned. An online register may be found at

Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, TX 78639. 325-388-0008.


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